Starting Monday, the double cheeseburger will disappear from McDonald’s dollar menu.
It’s not that customers don’t love it — it’s actually the chain’s best-selling $1 item!
In its place? The same burger with just one slice of cheese, a different name, and a slightly heftier price tag.
The McDouble — the end result of McDonald’s strategy to increase profits after the cost of commodities like wheat skyrocketed over the past year — is set to debut in 14,000 McDonald’s restaurants on December 1.
Retailing for $1.19, this new version offers 50 fewer calories (390) and 25 percent less saturated fat (8.5 grams, or roughly 42% of the recommended daily limit) than its predecessor.